Thursday, April 03, 2008

More IXO 200 Goodness (1/144)

More IXO 2008 Goodness (1/144)
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Although some of these have "1st Issue" and some do not.
I havent seen many of these around so I am not sure if I just havent been looking in the right location, or wether they are all new??
I have highlighted some of the really hot or interesting items! ( I am sure some will disagree ;o) )
1st Issue: Japanese Kawanishi H8K2 'Emily' Maritime Patrol Aircraft (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: USAAF Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Heavy Bomber - "A Bit O' Lace" (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: German Heinkel He 111H-6 Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: RAF Avro Lancaster Mk. III Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: USAAF Consolidated B-24J Liberator Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: German Focke-Wulf Fw 200 C-4 'Condor' (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: RAF Vickers Wellington Mk. X/XIV Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: French Lioré et Olivier LeO 451 Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: German Heinkel He 177 Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
RAF Handley Page Halifax B Mk. I/II Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
Italian Cant Z.1007 Alcione Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
German Junkers Ju 290 A-5 Maritime Patrol Aircraft (1:144 Scale)
Japanese Mitsubishi G4M1 'Betty' Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
USAAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
RAF Short Stirling BI/III Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
German Junkers Ju 88A-4 Medium-Bomber (1:144 Scale)
USAAF Martin PBM Mariner Flying Boat (1:144 Scale)
USAAF Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina Flying Boat (1:144 Scale)
USAAF Douglas C-47A "Skytrain" Troop Transport (1:144 Scale)
USAAF Douglas C-54/R5D Skymaster Troop Transport (1:144 Scale)
RAF Avro 679 Manchester Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
German Junkers Ju 52-3m Tri-Motor Troop Transport (1:144 Scale)
German Arado Ar 234C Blitz Bomber (1:144 Scale)
German Blohm & Voss BV 222 'Viking' Flying Boat (1:144 Scale)
USAAF Martin B-26B-55 Marauder Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
Russian Petlyakov Pe-8 Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
German Junkers Ju 188A-1/E-1 Medium-Bomber (1:144 Scale)
Italian Fiat BR.20 Cicogna Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
Russian Tupolev SB-2 Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
German Dornier Do 24T Flying Boat (1:144 Scale)
Italian Piaggio P.108 Bombardiere Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
1st Issue: Japanese Kawanishi H6K5-L 'Mavis' Flying Boat (1:144 Scale)
German Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)
German Dornier Do 217 Medium-Bomber (1:144 Scale)
French Potez 540 Reconnaissance Bomber
Japanese Nakajima Ki-49 'Helen' Medium Bomber (1:144 Scale)
RAF Short S.25 Sunderland Flying Boat Patrol Bomber (1:144 Scale)
Russian Tupolev TB-3 Heavy Bomber (1:144 Scale)


pbhawkin said...

can you comment on the quality of IXO versus Altaya versus Atlas versus Corgi?
In particular poor fitting/large gaps or attention to detail.


bluedonkey99 said...

ok, will do.

it may take a day or two as u have a few trips to London over the next few days.

Mehusla did post something a while back on the blog (i think it was this blog) I'll did it out and add my thoughts to it!

smeg1959 said...


Just as there seems to be some variability in quality in the Atlas and Corgi ranges, so too the situation with Altaya/IXO. The two items I have thusfar - the B-17G and He177 - are nice items and, IMHO, quite a deal better than some of the Atlas stuff (I have the latter's Commando and Hampden). For a start, whilst they do have upper and lower fuselage halves, the seam is a lot more subtle than Atlas's "Grand Canyon"!

Mark Taylor showed me his Cant Z1007bis and LeO451. The former is a lovely little item whilst the latter is reasonable. By the same token, Martin was unimpressed by the He111, stating that the Atlas offering was a lot better.

Panel detailing is recessed and there are no oversized rivets to contend with. There are errors - the B-17G has the two machine guns in its ventral blister turret sticking out at right angles to each other! Paint finish is neat and, on my two items at least, markings are accurate.

More info when my batch of eBay purchases arrive from the Netherlands!